The predecessor to Freelance Austin was founded in 1992 by Patti DeNucci, the brains behind The Intentional Networker. Then called the First Tuesday Freelancers, the group was primarily a support group for freelance writers and communicators. In 1995, the organization became affiliated with the Association for Women in Communications, Austin Professional Chapter (now Women Communicators of Austin), and membership expanded to include more than 100 independent professionals with a wide variety of skills. In March 2013, The Austin chapter of AWC voted to branch out on its own as Women Communicators of Austin (WCA), which now has more than 200 members. Freelance Austin remains a special interest group of WCA.
What We Do
In short, we network! Our MONTHLY MEETINGS provide an exceptional opportunity for our members to exchange business cards, opportunities, and knowledge. Programs feature diverse topics relevant to the business of being a freelancer: getting and retaining clients, managing a small business, marketing, legal issues, tax tips, motivation, creativity, and many more. We also plan both exclusive and joint social events with other professional groups to maximize networking opportunities.
As part of Women Communicators of Austin, we are a 501(c)3 organization run solely on the generosity and talent of our volunteers.